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Composer of the Week: Handel


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4: Oratorio and London Audiences
With Donald Macleod and Christopher Hogwood. During the 1730s Handel moved away from operas and began to write more oratorios, which were cheaperto produce and, as they were sung in English, appealed to a wider audience. But he did not abandon opera altogether, and in 1744 produced an English dramatic work, Semele, which was very successful. Saul (excerpts)
Philip Salmon (tenor), Alastair Miles
(bass), Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Israel in Egypt (excerpt) Taverner Choir and Players, director Andrew Parrott
Behold in This Mirror.... Myself I Shall Adore (Semele) Kathleen Battle (soprano),
Marilyn Home (mezzo), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor John Nelson
Haste Thee Nymph and Bring with Thee.... Come, but Keep Thy Wonted State; As
Steals the Morn upon the Night (L 'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato)
Susan Gritton (soprano), Paul Agnew (tenor), the King's Consort, conductor Robert King


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood.
Tenor: Alastair Miles
Bass: Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot
Unknown: Taverner Choir
Director: Andrew Parrott
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Conductor: John Nelson
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Soprano: Paul Agnew
Conductor: Robert King

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Composer of the Week: Handel

BBC Radio 3, 1 November 2001 9.00

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